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Sewing utensil with partition / compartments incl. Pattern

  • Material and preparation
  • Instructions: Sew utensil
    • Create a pattern
    • Nähanleitung
  • Sewing Utensilo - Quick Start Guide

There are many instructions for sewing utensils, but today we show you a particularly clever version to store all the many odds and ends neatly. With this guide, you can sew a utensil that even has a divider and several compartments. So you can take care of more order in the bathroom, on the desk, in the nursery or wherever.

This manual is a bit more expensive than a simple utensil. Think through the following instructions step by step and read carefully.

We start with the material and sewing equipment.

Material and preparation

  • sewing machine
  • matter
  • Iron
  • Scissors & yarn
  • Pins or paper clips
  • Textile marker & tailor's chalk

The sewing machine

As with most of our other projects, you do not need a special machine to complete this project. A simple straight stitch is sufficient here. Our machine is from the brand Silvercrest and costs about 99, - Euro.

The fabrics

In principle, almost any substance can be used here. If you only use relatively soft fabrics such as cotton or fleece, a temple insert is required. For our utensil we have chosen a maritime cotton fabric with anchors and oilcloth. Oilcloth is relatively firm and washable. So it is also used in the bathroom and nursery. Other solid fabrics can be jeans or artificial leather. You get fabric from 5, - Euro per meter.

The iron

Here you can of course use the iron you already have at home. But there is also a smaller version, which is perfect for sewing.

Something to stare

Of course you can use conventional pins here. We simply used paper clips, otherwise the holes in the pins would be visible in the oilcloth.

The fabric marker and the tailor's chalk

For marking a fabric marker is, because you can mark with this very precise. In a later step, a piece of tailor's chalk is an advantage, but not essential. You can get both from 4, - Euro.

Get your materials ready and then you're ready to go.

Instructions: Sew utensil

Create a pattern

1. Create a pattern.

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Cutting pattern for outdoor part
Cutting pattern for inner part
Cutting pattern for partition

Orient yourself to this by our template. Work very carefully and take your time. This will give you a nice result at the end.

2. Draw the cut parts on your fabrics. 2 blanks are needed for the inside and 2 for the outside part and 1 part for the outside compartment. For the partition, the fabric is marked "in break" and cut to size. Place the fabric twice and lay the pattern with the 17 cm side to the "kink" in the fabric. Cut the shape through the two layers. Of course, the break is not cut. Now cut the other parts as well.

3. Now take the part for the outer subject. Fold the long edge 2 cm. Then once more by half, so 1 cm.

4. Iron the folded edge over.


5. Sew the whole thing with a simple straight stitch. Do not forget to lock your seams always at the beginning and end. For this, at the beginning and end just a few stitches are sewn back and finished as usual.

6. Place the cut piece on one of the outer parts. Both right sides point upwards.

7. Draw a straight line from one of the inner corners to the other with tailor's chalk. Next, measure 1 cm from the inside corner towards the middle and draw a straight line from the first line vertically upwards. The same thing is done on the other side. Now measure the middle of the two lines and draw a straight line up here as well. Take a look at our photo.

8. Pin everything and sew along the just drawn lines. These will be the outer compartments.

9. Place the second outer part right to right on the part that has already been machined and attach both.

10. Sew the two short and one short side together.

11. Now we shape the corners. To do this, grasp the two inner corners on one side and pull them apart. Both pieces of fabric lie on each other so that a straight line is created.

Sew along there. Repeat on the other side as well.

12. Now we come to the partition wall. Fold the fabric piece left to left in the middle and fix it.

13. Place the dividing wall with the short side against one of the sides of an inner part. The inner part shows with the right side upwards. Sew the short side of the dividing wall tight. Make sure that the material break points upwards.

14. Now pull the dividing wall to the other side of the inner part. The fabric also folds over.

Sew this page as well.

15. Place the second inner part right to right and fix it.

16. Mark a distance of 1 cm at the lower side corner. This is left open.

17. Sew the side down and repeat the process on the other side.

18. Now grasp the underside of the dividing wall and also the undersides of the two inner parts and put everything on top of each other. Sew along this edge.

19. Form the corners here as well as the outer part. However, sew the corners with two separate seams.

20. Turn the outer part and insert it into the inner part.

21. Place the top edges together and pin firmly. Make sure that the seams are on top of each other.

22. Mark a piece about 10 cm long. This will be the turnaround.

23. For this step, we recommend removing the cover on your sewing machine. So this step will be easier to do by hand. Now sew in the upper edge of your almost finished utensil. Do not forget the turning opening.

24. Then apply your work. Take great care not to unnecessarily strain the seams and risk loosening the seams. Work the corners well. Here you can use a pen or a knitting needle to help.

25. Iron the top edge smooth. This will give you a better result and the next step will be much easier.

26. Sew again completely around the top edge of your utensil and close the turn-around opening. This will give you a better finish. To close the turning opening, you should first fold over the edges of the fabric a little bit.

27. This step is optional according to taste and fabric: Work a small seam above the dividing wall on both sides. This keeps the partition in place.

Your utensil with partition and compartments is now ready and ready for use in sewing room, nursery and Co.

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Sewing Utensilo - Quick Start Guide

  • Create and cut patterns
  • Iron the upper edge of the outer compartment and sew tight
  • Mark subjects and sew along with an outer part
  • Place second outer part and sew both sides and bottom together
  • Form corners and fix with a seam
  • turn
  • Form the dividing wall and sew it to the sides of an inner part
  • put on the second inner part and sew the sides
  • Lay the undersides of the inner parts and the dividing wall and sew them together
  • Form corners and sew
  • Insert the outer part into the inner part and sew along the upper edge, leaving the opening free
  • turn
  • Iron the edge smoothly and sew it around the top edge completely, closing the turning opening
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